Boys in the Trees.
Nicholas Verso’s Boys in the Trees has won the award for Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival.
"I first attended the Austin Film Festival back in 2013 to attend the Writers Conference clutching my own script, desperately wanting to turn it into a film,” said Verso on accepting the award.
“So it was incredibly exciting to return to Austin, not just for the US premiere but to also receive this award. Being acknowledged among their industry greats and emerging talents that have given me so much inspiration is truly an honour.
“I especially wanted to thank John August and Craig Mazin at Scriptnotes for their wise tips and wisecracks at my accent as well as Rick Dugdale and Dan Petrie Jnr at Enderby Entertainment for their ongoing support and introducing me to this festival.”
The film’s producer, Mushroom Pictures’ John Molloy said the award was a wonderful endorsement of the film ahead of its opening in Australian cinemas this week.
“We are thrilled to win this award for Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival which is such a cool and creative hub for international filmmakers,” said Molloy.
Boys in the Trees, starring Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann and Justin Holborrow, releases in cinemas October 20.